WCRX-FM: Committing to our Community 2011 Broadcast

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WCRX-FM, 88.Chicago presents “Committing to our Community”, a public service initiative designed to promote the importance of service and volunteerism.

On Friday May 13th, WCRX dedicated several hours of programming to celebrate the work of our graduating seniors. The 2-hour broadcast is part of Columbia College Chicago’s day-long urban arts festival, Manifest.

Special programming included student produced live and recorded public service announcements, and features focusing on local organizations and individuals that have strengthened their communities and transformed the lives of many.

Join hosts Nick Montecalvo, Eric Pribramsky and John Gregory as they speak with:

Michael Fineman, Director of Community Outreach Chicago Non-Profit, an organization whose purpose is to identify and celebrate the charitable actions of our community; increasing awareness of great causes, by offering a forum to promote events, communicate volunteer opportunities and provide resources for non-profit organizations in Chicago. 

Emily Laughead, 13-year old who has created a non-profit organization for kids suffering from diabetes.  Emily has hosted garage sales, sidewalk sales, and coordinates diabetes walks to raise money to fight type 1 juvenile diabetes.  Her organization “Emily’s Hope” has raised over $40,000 to fight the deadly disease.

Jahmal Cole, author, speaker, community leader and founder of Role Model Movement, a non-profit organization that inspires and helps teens and young adults.  Cole is also in the process of producing a documentary of the Chatham community to highlight the community and raise funds for a new community center that benefits youth and provides marketing and technical skills. 

Jeremy Winters and Aaron Harding, Simeon Career Academy students and creators of The Simeon Artist Skill Enhancement, an after school arts program where students and their parents must sign a contract promising to get involved, and working hard.   Winters is a student advisor to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and his parents contract will be the new standard for Chicago Public School after school activities.

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